Jimmy Van Bramer

A view of the Long Island City skyline development - the future home of Amazon HQ2 - from under the Queens Boulevard train tracks.
Economic development officials answered some questions – and remained silent on others.
Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
The New York City Councilman talks Amazon, homelessness and jails.
State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel
How two state lawmakers plan to lead their colleagues in carefully regulating disruptive technologies.
Grey box with words "Winners & Losers" written in black
There's a lot of synergy in this week's Winners & Losers.
Local politicians like New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer calls the arrangement unnecessary corporate welfare.
The state has bypassed the city's legislative body many times before for large development projects.
The online retailer’s move into Queens is dividing elected officials and influential groups.
Jumaane Williams Bill de Blasio Melissa Mark-Viverito
It’s a big field. Here are the contenders – and the pretenders.
Hillary Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the ribbon-cutting of the second span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
State Sen. Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Sen. Jeff Klein
Sources present for state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other pols.
The skyline of Long Island City and Gantry Park from across the East River.
The borough is a hotbed of redevelopment and rebuilding.